Title

VineGearz: Software as a Service

Presenter Information

Nakhonngeun Senekhamphone

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 301

Start Date

16-5-2013

End Date

16-5-2013

Abstract

VineGearz will be the first company to provide mobile application technology for winery and vineyard management in Washington State. VineGearz recognizes that, with advances in technology, it can offer innovative solutions to facilitating the winemaking process for small-to-medium-sized producers. In order to target the media and trade alongside the Washington State Wine Commission’s mission, VineGearz will offer Software as a Service. Rather than purchasing new software, customers pay a small set-up fee and reasonable monthly fees to use the software we provide and maintain. The mobile technology that VineGearz will provide includes but is not limited to services such as: vineyard growing and management, winery management and tracking, wine club management, and business reporting and communications. Semi-customizable solutions will even go on to handle such aspects as compliance reports to Integrated point-of-sale systems. A competitor analysis demonstrates that while similar software exists in California, other businesses do not represent strong mobile utility and versatility. With more than 700 wineries and vineyards in Washington alone, VineGearz has the potential to help leverage the competition of United States national wine production, not by changing winemaking but by easing the process. Once VineGearz has taken off, assuming contracts with only a quarter of the maximum number of potential customers, VineGearz can expect a $13,125 average monthly profit. From set-up, to user-friendly tutorial and interface, VineGearz’s mission will be to help shape the image of the Washington wine industry while maintaining and improving its quality control in producing wine.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Amy Mumma

Additional Mentoring Department

Global Wine Studies

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VineGearz: Software as a Service

SURC 301

VineGearz will be the first company to provide mobile application technology for winery and vineyard management in Washington State. VineGearz recognizes that, with advances in technology, it can offer innovative solutions to facilitating the winemaking process for small-to-medium-sized producers. In order to target the media and trade alongside the Washington State Wine Commission’s mission, VineGearz will offer Software as a Service. Rather than purchasing new software, customers pay a small set-up fee and reasonable monthly fees to use the software we provide and maintain. The mobile technology that VineGearz will provide includes but is not limited to services such as: vineyard growing and management, winery management and tracking, wine club management, and business reporting and communications. Semi-customizable solutions will even go on to handle such aspects as compliance reports to Integrated point-of-sale systems. A competitor analysis demonstrates that while similar software exists in California, other businesses do not represent strong mobile utility and versatility. With more than 700 wineries and vineyards in Washington alone, VineGearz has the potential to help leverage the competition of United States national wine production, not by changing winemaking but by easing the process. Once VineGearz has taken off, assuming contracts with only a quarter of the maximum number of potential customers, VineGearz can expect a $13,125 average monthly profit. From set-up, to user-friendly tutorial and interface, VineGearz’s mission will be to help shape the image of the Washington wine industry while maintaining and improving its quality control in producing wine.